On Wednesday, 26 October, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territory Occupied Since 1967, Francesca Albanese, about Palestinian self-determination. This episode of Connections discusses Special Rapporteur Albanese’s recent report examining the centrality of the right to self-determination to Palestinian human rights, and the significance of its denial.
Connections Episode 42
Palestine: The Right to Self-Determination
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Francesca Albanese
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Francesca Albanese is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territory Occupied Since 1967. She is an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University, and a Senior Advisor on Migration and Forced Displacement for the think tank Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), where she co-founded the Global Network on the Question of Palestine (GNQP), a coalition of renowned professional and scholars engaged in/on Israel/Palestine.
Albanese has published widely on the legal situation in Israel/Palestine; her latest book, Palestinian Refugees in International Law (Oxford University Press, 2020), offers a comprehensive legal analysis of the situation of Palestinian refugees from its origins to modern-day reality. She previously worked as a human rights expert for the United Nations, including for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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